Course Title: 
Introduction to Digital Manufacturing
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Introduction to Digital Manufacturing' is a course offered in the first semester of  B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) program at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Objectives

This course will at imparting the knowledge of basics of digital manufacturing and its importance in current era. It will also equip the students to understand about the basics of Additive manufacturing used in various industry applications. Further it will expose the students to additive manufacturing technology using 3-D printing.

Course Outcomes

CO1 To impart the knowledge of basic working principle of a 3D printer, how to use a 3D printer and how to assemble a 3D printer.
CO2 To impart basic drawing skills to design simple 3D design using open source 3D drawing software (FreeCAD).
CO3 To enable the students to design small robots and DIY projects where they can accommodate simple electronics to printed parts and make it live.


  PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12
CO1 2 1 3 2 3 2 2   3 2 3 3
CO2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2   3 2 3 3
CO3 2 3 3 2 3 2 2   3 2 3 3

Course Evaluation Pattern:

Internal – 50%

  • Assignments – 30% (10 assignments with equal credit)
  • Quiz- 20% (5 Quizzes with equal credit)

External – 50%

  • Project – 50%

History of Manufacturing: From classical to Additive manufacturing, 3D Printers and Printable Materials, 3D Printer Workflow and Software, Selecting a Printer: Comparing Technologies, Working with a 3D Printer, 3D Models, Applications, Building Projects.

  1. Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron, Mastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library and Lab, Apress, 2018.